The Bayon English Academy (BEA) is an accredited NGO school that provides English language education, leadership, and job skills programs to underprivileged youth from well-trained teachers in a safe, clean and professional environment in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
The BEA kids are almost finished with their mid-term speaking exams. Along with vocabulary, grammar and paragraph writing tests, the students also have to complete a 10-minute speaking test with their teacher. For example, the Basic course students have to give a self-introduction and the Pre-intermediate students have to participate in a restaurant role play as a server and as a customer. It gets a little tougher for the Intermediate and Advanced classes, who have to ask a series of favors and give their opinion on a social issue respectively. In this way, we can make sure our students speaking and listening skills are improving in a balanced manner with their reading and writing skills.
Nicole is BEA's director.